Glencoe is a valley that stretches for ten miles from Loch Leven to Rannoch Moor. The mountain scenery in this area is awe inspiring. So much so that film-makers have used this area as a backdrop in movies such as Harry Potter and James Bond’s Skyfall. Glencoe is the place to go if you are the outdoor type.  Here you can have experiences such as skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, snowboarding, climbing, walking a munro or a nature path. Glencoe Visitor Centre is a great place to start to learn about the areas geology and the history of its people including such things as the Glencoe massacre. You could also find the hidden valley of Allt Coire Gabhail high up in the mountains where the MacDonald clan used to hide their cattle.

See below to find out more about this area including accommodation and restaurants.


THINGS TO DO IN GLENCOE Find the best things to do in Glencoe

Aonach Eagach

Only for an experienced hill-walker, scrambler and mountaineer, the narrow Aonach Eagach ridge joins the two Munros of Meall Dearg and Sgor nam Fiannaidh and is one of the most famous ridges in Scotland.
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Climb the Pap of Glencoe

A familiar landmark in the area.  Starting point is a forest track on the edge of Glencoe village with parking available. The climb presents a rough, steep, boggy but rewarding hill walk with superb views all the way and a sensational panorama at the top.
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Hill walk all around Buachaille Etive Beag

The hill walk route goes all around Buachaille Etive Beag (means Small Herdsman of the Etive).  Starting point is near a car park off the A82.
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Escape to The Lost Valley

There’s a car park off the A82, facing the three sisters of Beinn Fhada. The walking route goes up Coire Gabhail.  Wonderful scenery throughout.
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Visit the Glencoe Folk Museum at the Village of Glencoe

The village lies at the Loch Leven end of the Glencoe Valley. The place is well known for its spectacular waterfalls and superb walking routes with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains.

Picnic at Glencoe Lochan

Drive to Glen Etive on the route featured in ‘Skyfall’

The road that takes you to Glen Etive is a single track road with passing places.  The road is less than 15 miles long ends at a small car park and disused pier at the head of Loch Etive but it leads you to some of the most stunning views you can find including the majestic Buacchaile Etive Mor mountain ridge.
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Loch Tulla

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Carved out by retreating glaciers from the ice age, the dramatic volcanic rock backdrop that makes Glen Coe is seen several times throughout the Harry Potter films.

Loch Etive

As with other areas of Scotland, you’ll be surprised how much of the landscape is recognisable.